Mike Huggins, ‘Exploring the Backstage of Victorian Civilized Respectability: A Reply to Andersson”

Mike Huggins  is Emeritus Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cumbria and has published widely on the histories of sport, leisure and education. He is currently writing a cultural history of horse racing and society in Britain 1664-1815. His website can be found here. This post responds to Peter K. Andersson’s Journal of Victorian Culture article ‘How Civilised were the Victorians’. This article can be downloaded here. Andersson’s argument that scholars have devoted disproportionate attention to the disciplining

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